Senate to accelerate passage of Vacancies Bill

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, says the Senate will accelerate passage of Existing Vacancies in the Federal Civil Service (Prohibition) Bill when it resumes in September.
Dr Saraki made this known in Abuja via a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu.
Dr Saraki said that the bill, which was due for second reading, would be given priority, noting that passage of the bill would be one of senate’s legislative interventions to curb increasing rate of illegal recruitment into federal government agencies and parastatals.
The Senate President said that when the bill was passed and assent to, it would be an offence for a federal ministry, agency or parastatal to fill existing vacancies in its organisation without advertisement.